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Literature on the Internet

This page of links was drawn up for use at the Web of Words workshop conducted by Cornwell Internet at the 2001 Durham Literature Festival. The internet has grown and changed since 2001, but a surprising number of the links are still valid, and the list may also have some documentary interest.

Libraries of On-Line Texts

The British Library:
Gallica (Bibliothèque national de France)
Bibliotheca Augustana (in Latin!)
Index to Online Great Books in English translation:
Project Gutenberg

Publishers' Sites

Penguin Books:
Random House: Warning: Flash animation
HarperCollins: - now
Publishing service provider:
Flambard Press
Diamond Twig

Book review sites

Books Unlimited (part of The Guardian's website)
- now at
Huntress Book Reviews
The Bookdragon Review - no longer available

Stuff to read online:

Infinity Plus:
Clockwork Storybook - no longer available
netLibrary Need to create a (free) account and log in
- including hypertexts:
253 :
Hyperizons hypertext fiction:

Finding stuff to read


Book-centred webrings are listed at:

Reading Groups

Reading group / newsletter - no longer available
Oadby Crime Readers Group

Search Engines

Suggestion: Stephen King wrote a novella called Riding the Bullet which you could download for free from the Internet. How successful was this? Try to find out more by using the search engines...


Search for second-hand and rare books at Able Book Exchange
or at bibliofind: - now part of Amazon.

E-book stores

A mainly US resource reviewing Ebooks and providing many links to providers
e-book store offering various texts (including a sequel to Picnic at Hanging Rock) which can be purchased either as attachments to e-mail or on floppy (in jewel case):

Some miscellaneous book-related sites

The Crime Writers' Association
Tangled Web
Romancing the Web, Authors & Readers: - no longer a books site: try Romantic Times instead!
Locate Authors - now part of Huntress Book Reviews
The Mysterious Home Page: - now at

Here are some we prepared earlier...

Anne Fine
Chaz Brenchley
The Outremer Website
Jack Drum Arts
The Shadow Gallery
Vane Women
Durham Writers

And finally:

This workshop is part of Mind's Eye, the 2001 Durham Literature Festival, whose own website is at